Thursday, 7 January 2016

Oral history editing

Back to Giddy this new year and the pupils got together to tell the rest of the group how the first memory day went and began to listen to and record a brief description of the clip as well as the time-codes of the best clips from the interviews they recorded. 

It was useful for the pupils to listen back to their interviews and give themselves some critical feedback:

Were they demonstrating the 'active listening' Rose talked about in the Oral History training?

Did they keep quiet enough - or find they laughed and hmmmed too much when the interviewee was talking? 

Could they have intervened/interrupted more when the interviewee was going off topic?

Did they notice things they missed or could have picked up and asked them to elaborate?

Are they drawing out interesting stories? 

Are they asking the right kind of questions to get the right kind of 'giddy' answers?

The pupils all did a fantastic job doing the interviews. It's not an easy thing to do at all. I think the pupils learnt a lot from listening back and I'm sure they next time they'll do an even better job.

What's most important is that they all can't wait to do it again!

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